Embossed [55/366]

Fred, one of Chris's co-workers, is a pretty interesting guy. He is an expert in pyrotechnics and travels the country doing firework shows. He sent us some pretty neat pieces of metal, one of them being some copper that was melted, drizzled, allowed to cool and then partially treated to prevent a few patches from forming that beautiful green patina. It's one of my favorite pieces, so I thought I'd do some photos of it for today's #Project366.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="700" caption="Hasselblad 503cw / Imacon Ixpress v96c with Hasselblad 120 f4 CF Makro-Plannar #16 tube - f5.6 @500th 200iso"]Embossed [55/366][/caption]One issue I had was simply laying the copper on a black background seemed a bit . . . boring. The piece is beautiful by itself, but I felt like it needed something else. So, I decided to create an embossing effect.

To make this effect, I poured a bit of cooking oil on my black tile background and placed the copper in the dead center. I placed one strobe fitted with a 7" reflector camera left and a white bounce camera right. The oil reflected the white bounce creating the embossing effect on the right side of the copper.

Just a little way to add a bit more interest to a photo.